Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3013: Gender and Society 1
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
The module aims to develop a multi-faceted, in-depth approach to the study of gender and sexuality in the Western world through an exploration of perspectives on masculinities, femininities, bodies and sexualities and their historical, cultural and social and political dimensions. As such, the module aims to
(a) introduce you to the ways in which these concepts have been articulated and debated, and
(b) help you develop a critical understanding of topical issues, together with
(c) the ability to apply such an understanding both to fine-tune your analyses of gender relations and dynamics, sexual representations and love and intimacy (to name a few) and your observation and interpretation of everyday life.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. differentiate critically between various perspectives on gender, sexuality and the body;|
2. critically appraise in detail their conceptual value and social relevance through informed examples
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. demonstrate the capacity to critically select relevant and topical material and structure it in order to present coherent arguments in relation to masculinities and femininities, bodies and sexualities|
4. demonstrate the ability to acquire detailed, systematic and comprehensive knowledge of gender debates in sociology the gender and sexuality fields
5. critically evaluate analytically a range of various perspectives on selected topics (such as feminism, hetero-normativity, love and intimacy)
|Personal and Key Skills||6. plan and work independently and in groups;|
7. demonstrate the ability to make good use of feedback; and
8. demonstrate the ability to act autonomously within agreed guidelines and manage time effectively to meet deadlines.